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Handwashing. STANDARD HANDWASHING PROCEDURE. Rationale. An understanding of safety as it relates to community and self is necessary for the delivery of quality health care. Objectives. Upon completion of this lesson, the student will be able to:

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Handwashing

Handwashing

STANDARD HANDWASHING PROCEDURE


Rationale
Rationale

  • An understanding of safety as it relates to community and self is necessary for the delivery of quality health care.


Objectives
Objectives

  • Upon completion of this lesson, the student will be able to:

    Demonstrate proper hand washing procedure used in the health care settings;

  • Demonstrate an understanding when hand sanitizer maybe used in place of performing standard hand washing procedure;

  • Demonstrate proper technique for using hand sanitizer; and Evaluate a peer using skills check.


Standard hand washing procedure
Standard Hand washing Procedure

  • I. According to OSHA standards regarding blood borne pathogens, hand washing should be performed, at a minimum:

  • A. Before and after every patient contact

  • B. After removing gloves and other protective wear

  • C. After handling blood or other body fluids

  • D. When visibly contaminated with blood or tissues

  • E. Before leaving the patient area

  • F. Before and after eating, applying makeup, using the bathroom, handling contact lenses, handling equipment


Standard handwashing procedure
Standard Handwashing Procedure

  • II. Importance of handwashing to reduce nosocomial infections

  • A. Required in any health care profession.

  • 1. Reduces spread of disease from patient to patient

  • 2. Reduces spread of disease from patient to health care professional


Ii importance of handwashing to reduce nosocomial infections
II. Importance of handwashing to reduce nosocomial infections

  • 3. Reduces spread of disease from health care professional to patient

  • 4. Reduces spread of disease from health care professional to other health care professionals

  • 5. Reduce spread of

    disease to visitors in

    the health care facility


Iii proper handwashing techniques include
III. Proper handwashing techniques include

  • A. Soap aids in the removal of pathogens.

  • B. Warm water

  • C. Friction

  • D. All surfaces of the hands must be cleaned – palms, backs, between the fingers.

  • E. Nails must be cleaned.


Proper handwashing techniques include
Proper handwashing techniques include

  • F. Fingertips pointed downward – prevents water from getting on forearms and then running back down onto the hands and re-contaminating them.

  • G. Dry paper towels are used to turn faucet on and off – prevents contamination of hands from organisms on the faucet.


Indication for hand hygiene
Indication for hand hygiene

  • A. When hands are visibly dirty, contaminated, or soiled, wash with non-antimicrobial or antimicrobial soap and water.

  • B. If hands are not visibly soiled, use an alcohol-based hand rub for routinely decontaminating hands.


Cleaning hands with waterless hand sanitizer also known as hand rubs
Cleaning Hands with Waterless Hand Sanitizer (also known as hand rubs)

  • I. Hand sanitizers work to kill microbes chemically

  • II. Waterless hand sanitizer provides several advantages over hand washing with soap and water. However, they are not effective if organic matter (dirt, food, or other material) is visible on hands.


Cleaning hands with waterless hand sanitizer also known as hand rubs1
Cleaning Hands with Waterless Hand Sanitizer (also known as hand rubs)

  • III. Benefits of waterless hand sanitizer:

  • A. Require less time than hand washing

  • B. Act quickly to inhibit microorganisms on hands

  • C. Are more accessible than sinks

  • D. Reduce bacterial counts on hands

  • E. Do not promote antimicrobial resistance

  • F. Are less irritating to skin than soap and water

  • G. Some can even improve condition of skin


Cleaning hands with waterless hand sanitizer also known as hand rubs2
Cleaning Hands with Waterless Hand Sanitizer (also known as hand rubs)

  • IV. Both components, waterless hand sanitizer and friction, should be used

  • increase effectiveness. Four steps:

  • A. Make sure all organic matter is removed from hands. All visible organic matter (for example: dirt) must be removed from hands prior to applying waterless hand sanitizer.


Cleaning hands with waterless hand sanitizer also known as hand rubs3
Cleaning Hands with Waterless Hand Sanitizer (also known as hand rubs)

  • B. Apply a dime sized amount of waterless hand sanitizer to the palm of one hand or use a waterless hand sanitizer wipe.

  • C. Rub hands together covering all surfaces of hands and fingers.

  • D. Rub until waterless hand sanitizer is absorbed.